Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. today you really smell the decay. >> jacobson's 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday when she returned to the home. his family says they suspected she was stealing his social security checks. >>> fresno county investigators believe a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing a volunteer at an animal park. the coroner says diana hanson died instantly on wednesday when the lion broke her he neck at cat haven in dunlap. it appears the lion managed to lift the gate on the cage while she was cleaning the larger enclosure. she may have been distracted. she was on the phone at the time. her father says the coroner told him the lion was probably just trying to play with his daughter. >> you know, i have always had a premonition that someday i would get a call like this but i just thought it would be much further in the future than at 24. >> a sheriff's deputy shot and killed the lion in an effort to save her. >>> tears poured from thousands of eyes as mourners said good- bye to two fallen police officers yesterday. [ pause ] >
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
and kept her here until the police came. >> 47-year-old regina butler has confessed to the killing, police say. >>> a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing an intern at a fresno county animal park. 4-year-old diana hanson died instantly, the 24-year-old died when the lion broke her net at cat haven in dunlap. the lion lifted a gate on the cage while hanson was cleaning the la
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.